project risk management

Top 10 Project Management Resources

Project risk can manifest itself in businesses of all sizes.  The business world is littered with failed projects. Projects can be over-time, over-budget, delivered with reduced scope or not delivered at all.

Successful project delivery can be achieved through the use of a range of project management tools and methodologies.

Here is a list of top ten list of free corporate, government, and not-for-profit resources that can assist business leaders, project managers and risk managers better manage projects and project risk.

1. Atlassian

The Australian technology group, Atlassian, has a suite of free project management resources on its website.

https://www.atlassian.com/project-management

2. Australian Public Service (Australian Federal Government)

Australian Public Service website has some simple tools and templates for effective project management.

https://www.apsc.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/workforce-information/taskforce-toolkit/project-management

3. Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI) is a leading professional association for project management and has a range for articles and resources.

https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards

4. PM2 (EU)

PM2 is a Project Management methodology developed by the European Commission​ for all EU entities and businesses.

https://europa.eu/pm2/home_en

5. Project Delivery Standards and Guides (UK Government)

The UK Government’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Cabinet Office have published a number of standards and guides on effective project management and delivery.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/project-delivery-functional-standard

6. IT Project Management Guides (Victorian State Government)

The Victorian State Government in Australia has published IT project management policy and guides that provide guidance for IT project management practitioners.

https://www.vic.gov.au/IT-project-management-policy-and-guides

7. ProjectManagement.com

ProjectManagement.com is run by the Project Management Institute (PMI), a not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. The website requires registration for some content.

8. Project Management Methodologies

Software group Infinity has a good article summarizing the various project management methodologies.

https://startinfinity.com/project-management-methodologies

9. Managing Project Risks

The PMI has a short article on its website on managing project risks.

https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/methods-managing-project-risks-issues-8233

10. 18F Project Guide (US Federal Government)

The US Federal Government’s 18F Project Guide has a wide range of consulting and planning methodologies and tools.

https://product-guide.18f.gov/?dg

Major Project Risk and Project Risk are two risks in the 52 Risks® framework.